From flexible homes to urban retreats and more, Lookbox Living’s “Future Living” issue covers some of Singapore’s most stunning residences.
24 June 2020
Text by Janice Seow
What will the homes of the future look like? As we navigate through these extraordinary times, these stunning homes featured in Lookbox Living magazine (issue 62) present some great ideas for “Future Living”. Scroll down for a peek, and pick your favourites!
According to architect Theodore Chan (of CIAP Architects), building sustainably doesn’t have to be complex. A fitting example is his own house where he resides with his wife, potter and artist Delphine Sng. The couple collaborated with Theodore’s former student, architect Micki Chua of MJKY Architects to create a comfortable and energy efficient home using simple yet clever strategies.
With technology dominating the lives of many, especially in urban cities, it’s quite possible that people may also choose to live simply in the future. For Kaleb Loh who works in the advertising industry, coming home is akin to being on airplane mode; it’s a conscious decision that he has made to disconnect temporarily from the fast-paced reality. With no TV in sight, his home is designed by MONOCOT to be a quiet sanctuary.
This home was a shortlist in Lookbox Design Awards 2019 (Best Space for Retreat category)
LAANK’s Founder and Creative Director Cherin Tan shares this walk-up penthouse unit with her husband (LAANK’s Managing Director Jason Tong) and their two cats.
The couple felt that their previous home didn’t have enough room to represent their personalities, and saw this 2,000-square-foot unit as a perfect vessel to combine their two lives. “The design approach is a no-design approach. It is about finding spaces for things we like and things we like to do,” says Cherin.
With space a premium and populations on a rise in developed areas, it is hardly surprising that developers are building smaller homes in order to maximise profits. Homeowners selecting to live in these locations have to succumb to these minimal footprints, but that doesn’t mean they can’t live well.
This 900-square-foot, three-bedroom apartment in the east of Singapore is one example. A couple and their two young children live here. “The client’s brief was to maximise the functionality of the space in smart ways,” says Joy Loo, WAFF’s creative director.
Old furniture, especially ones inherited from family, give a home character and a story like no other. (Cover image, top left) Photography by Wong Weiliang
With homeowners Ming Wei and Chee Ying being inclined towards art and design – he loves photography, she’s into interior styling – home is unsurprisingly a lovely collection of domestic mise en scènes.
Designed by Adroit ID, their three-bedroom unit has been planned to properly accommodate the couple’s hoard of mid-century style furniture – several of which are especially treasured pieces, as they had previously belonged to their parents.
Want to read the full stories? You can find Lookbox Living magazine (issue 62) at newsstands, or click here for our special FREE-to-access digital magazine, and start reading now!
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